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Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum, Open
October 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021
LAST WEEK we are open before we close for the season!!
Come explore the museum’s 19 rooms of art, culture and history! We are located in the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, but as the earliest historical society in the region, people from throughout Franklin County—as well as Hampshire and Hampden counties—entrusted their family stories to the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. From fossils of dinosaur tracks to 20th century artifacts, this extraordinary collection continues to be enhanced by both donations and purchases.
MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM is open 11 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) through October 31, 2021. Unless fully vaccinated, visitors are required to wear a mask. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. All museum staff are fully vaccinated.
To celebrate PVMA’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to offer FREE admission this season.
CURRENT SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Fabric of Time
New England History Told Through Domestic Art
This new exhibit at Memorial Hall Museum looks at the history of quilting in New England and explores how quilters expressed their aspirations and observations through their art. With 20 quilts and related objects spanning more than two and a half centuries, visitors can see the enduring traditions and technological advancements and learn how they impacted the creative forces behind some of New England’s domestic art.
We’re proud to be partnering with Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth—a guild keeping the traditions of African American quilting alive. We’re honored that they are loaning us “Roots,” a strip-pieced quilt made entirely from donated fabric and created collaboratively by the guild members. It will be a centerpiece in our new Fabric of Time exhibit, which looks at the enduring values of New England women through the quilts they created.